Das Wesen aller Tyrannei in Staat und Kirche ist: Offener Hochmut und geheime Furcht in unlösbarer Verbindung. Das Wesen aller Freiheit ist ideale Kraft des Geistes, der gewaltsame Verfolgungen des Gegners verschmäht. (Franz von Holtzendorff) 
The culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines. (Terence McKenna)
Progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress.
I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. (H. L. Mencken)
“When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence. (Larken Rose)"